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7 Tips for Choosing Furniture that WON’T Cramp Your Style

Small Valrico Living Room with Cute FurnitureLiving in a Valrico rental house that has minimal square footage can seem a little cramped. However, with the right furnishings, any small room can feel instantly bigger. Use these simple guiding principles to decorate a small space without giving up style and function, and most importantly, not crowd it. Below, we’ve listed some of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

When you furnish a small space, it is important to choose items that don’t block your view. You can use glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases since both still serve their function while making the room feel bigger.

Slim Tables

Side and kitchen tables usually take up a lot of space in a small kitchen, living room, or seating area. Instead, you can opt for small or narrow tables that you can place wherever you need them. A narrow pub table set against the back of a sofa can serve as a kitchen seating area without taking much floor space. You could also use a slim side table as a place to keep remotes and lamps at hand while maximizing the open space in the room.

Corner Desk

Corners are one of the most underutilized areas in any home. Turn that unused corner into an office or workspace by adding a corner desk. You can easily find a corner desk in a style that fits your decor and the way you want to use it. Get a slim chair to go with the desk for maximum space efficiency.

Mirror, Mirror

You can make any small room feel bigger with mirrors. A decorative mirror not only adds reflected light but gives a sense of more space as well. You can also add depth and light to a room by hanging a long, narrow mirror on an empty wall. Or, hang a mirror in a cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom to open it up.

Go Natural

Natural lighting also makes a room feel bigger. Using white or light-colored window treatments and sheer curtains will let more light come through even without big windows.

Keep Accents Small

When decorating a small room, you have to consider the size of every decor item, not just the furniture. Big framed art, oversized pillows, overstuffed armchairs, and similar items can crowd an already small space. Accent pieces with slender profiles and smaller sizes look better in small rooms.

Double Duty

In small rooms, you don’t usually have the luxury of having space for furniture with individual uses. Maximize functionality and space by choosing furniture that has multiple uses. A storage ottoman serves a double purpose as a stylish seating place as well as a receptacle for blankets or other items.

When choosing furniture for your rooms, try to think out of the box. A buffet or sideboard can serve as a TV stand, while a dresser can be instant storage in any room. Avoid being hung up on the intended purpose of each furniture piece, and instead, look for its potential to serve a different creative purpose.


Are you feeling cramped in your current rental home and ready to move into something bigger? The Valrico property managers in our office are here to help! Contact Real Property Management Empire today, or you can view our listings online.

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